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ERIC Number: ED162030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Home Economics Unlimited.
Dopkin, Doris
This publication advocates the teaching of home economics to both boys and girls, and describes some home economics programs that provide meaningful learning experiences for students of both sexes. The philosophy and legal considerations behind teaching home economics to boys are examined. Changing life styles and social pressures are considered. Different behavior, attitudes, and knowledge which teachers may expect to encouter in boys are discussed. Coeducational home economics programs at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels are described, including a brief mention of occupational programs. Some suggestions are provided for units/lessons in the following areas: (1) foods and nutrition; (2) clothing and textiles; (3) child development; (4) home management and housing; (5) family relationships; (6) consumer education; and (7) vocational programs. It is recommended that teachers involve themselves in the movement toward coeducational home conomics education. Sources of information for use in planning such classes or programs are appended to the booklet. (GC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Training Inst. for Sex Desegregation of the Public Schools.